The 2019 DRT will honour the work of two pupils of the late Henk Zwart who both made significant contributions to structural geology and tectonics and who will both retire in 2019.

Janos Urai, together with Win Means, pioneered in-situ analogue experiments and the resulting movies made structures come to live.

Cees Passchier is best known for his careful description, modelling and interpretation of microstructures. The book Microtectonics by him and Rudolf Trouw has made an enormous impact on structural geology. The topic of the meeting emphasises that microstructures are an indispensable part of tectonic studies on all scales, which inspired us to choose the theme of the 2019 meeting.

The meeting will be hosted by the Department of Geosciences, Eberhard Karls University T√ľbingen
Head of the organisation: Paul Bons